Stories tagged: northwest
Tue., Dec. 31, 2019
A Washington state judge has sanctioned a prosecutor for misconduct in a robbery and shooting case that resulted in the suspect being released
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019
The Interior Department has rejected an iconic Alaska tree for listing as a threatened species due to climate warming
Fri., May 17, 2019
As the Palouse shrugs off the last gasps of winter weather, pedestrians and pet owners may have noticed an explosion of activity among that pernicious perennial parasite – the tick.
Mon., Jan. 7, 2019
Tens of thousands of people remained without power after windstorms struck parts of Washington state and Oregon over the weekend.
UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 20, 2018
More than 300,000 households and businesses lost power Thursday as strong winds took down trees and power lines, blew over shipping containers and tore off part of a clock tower’s …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018
A strong thunderstorm dumped copious amounts of rain in the South Sound, leading to some urban flooding in Tacoma, Washington.
Sun., Oct. 7, 2018
Spokane’s once-meticulous tracking of recycled materials has gone away under the single-stream system, and the company that sorts it all in a facility on the West Plains declines to make …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 18, 2018
Coeur d’Alene eliminated from championship contention after 3-0 loss to Georgia at Little League World Series
Tai Pette and Connor Riggs-Soper combined for a three-hitter as Peachtree City, Georgia, shutout Coeur d’Alene 3-0 in a consolation bracket game at the Little League World Series on Saturday.
Mon., Aug. 13, 2018
The Northwest didn’t give you any money-back guarantees before you moved here.
Mon., March 5, 2018
Carl Borgquist wants to spend more than $1 billion to transform a remote butte fringed by pine trees into a giant water battery. Borgquist is betting this technology — called …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018
Stocks of regional interest fared better than most Monday during a tumultuous day for financial markets – although virtually all saw declines as the sell-off that began with Friday’s opening …
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018
Girls across the Inland Northwest now can join the Cub Scouts, a unit of Boy Scouts of America, following a significant policy shift for the 108-year-old organization.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017
Last spring, members of the Golden Valley Hutterite Colony plowed under their lentil field and on the land began construction of a manufacturing plant. The structure, now nearly complete, is …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017
Children in the Northwest might not see the fluttering orange and black wings of a Monarch butterfly on a summer day a few decades from now.
Wed., Sept. 6, 2017
Wet springs and hot, dry summers provide the perfect setting for wildfires, and the Northwest is ablaze with significant fires in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Canada and Northern California.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017
The Center for Washington Cultural Traditions is working to ensure that cultural skills don’t disappear.
Tue., Aug. 1, 2017
The threat of major U.S. wildfires will remain high throughout August in Southern California, northern Nevada and parts of the Northwest and northern Great Plains, forecasters said Tuesday.
Fri., May 12, 2017
For the first time since 2011, the Pacific Northwest isn’t showing any signs of drought.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017
Flooding closed Oregon’s coastal highway on Thursday, while landslides hit some areas in Portland amid unrelenting rain.
Sat., Feb. 4, 2017
More than 1,000 people will travel to the state to train. This will require a great deal of community support and partnership.
Mon., Jan. 9, 2017
A type of tree that thrives in soggy soil from Alaska to Northern California and is valued for its commercial and cultural uses could become a noticeable casualty of climate …
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017
Residents in Idaho and Oregon braced for treacherous roads and the possibility of nuisance flooding Sunday as freezing rain coated parts of the region.
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016
The Spokane area will experience light snowfall Sunday before temperatures plunge to single digits Monday evening, the Spokane National Weather Service reports.
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016
In recent days, as protests erupted in several U.S. cities following Donald Trump’s election victory, Portland’s mostly peaceful demonstrations were tainted by uncharacteristic violence.
Thu., Oct. 27, 2016
Federal officials say changes in how dams on the Snake and Columbia rivers are operated are needed to improve migratory conditions for protected runs of Snake River chinook salmon and …
Sat., Sept. 3, 2016
After two consecutive years in which wildfires set acreage records in Washington, this fire season has been light. In fact, wildfires have been smaller and less destructive in Washington, Oregon …
Sat., July 2, 2016
One of Whitman County’s most popular campgrounds – Kamiak Butte – has been closed due to fire danger. The county park’s five miles of forested hiking trails are open for …
UPDATED: Wed., May 4, 2016
A federal judge in Oregon says a massive habitat restoration effort doesn’t do enough to improve Northwest salmon runs.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 5, 2016
OLYMPIA – A new rule in Washington state requires buildings open to the public to allow transgender people to use restrooms and locker rooms of the gender they identify with.
Sun., July 21, 2013
SEATTLE – Most Northwest heat waves are bearable, thanks to the cool breezes that blow in at night. But according to a new analysis from the University of Washington, hot …